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Assembly business cancelled while it comes to terms with Sargeant death

All business in the Assembly has been cancelled for a second day as the political world comes to terms with the death of the former Welsh Government minister Carl Sargeant.

Police confirmed yesterday that they'd found the body of the former Communities Secretary at his home in Connah's Quay.

His death came less than a week after he was sacked from Carwyn Jones' cabinet and it was revealed that complaints about his personal conduct would be investigated by Welsh Labour.

Tributes were paid by politicians from all parties in Cardiff Bay and in Westminster while yesterday's plenary session was cancelled.

There'll be no Assembly business again today and committees have also been cancelled for the rest of the week.

A major report into the way the Assembly is elected and the number of AMs there should be in the future was due to be launched today but that too has been postponed.

Concerns are being raised about the way the allegations against Carl Sargeant have been investigated and the handling of the situation by Welsh Labour and the First Minister.

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